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Upcoming Events — Mark Your Calendars!

October 14, 2018

October 20th 2018 - 3:00 - 6:00 PM: Trunk or Treat (Rain date Oct. 21st) Welcome!
December 1st 2018 - 8:30 AM: Pancakes and Pajamas - Hanging of the
Greens Welcome to Aldersgate Church!
December 2nd 2018 - 10:00 AM: Advent Brunch We’re glad you’ve found our church! We hope you’ll find us to be
an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we don’t make
December 7th 2018 - Parents’ Night Out
any claims to be perfect, at our church we come together to help
December 15th 2018 - 5:00 PM: Children's Pageant and Potluck make the kingdom of God a reality on earth by loving God and
December 21st 2018 - 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 PM: Living Nativity loving our neighbor.
December 24th 2018 - 5:00, 7:30 & 11:00 PM: Christmas Eve Worship
Growing Together....
New Series Begins TODAY
Each of us has been called by Jesus! How do we
respond? What does a generous heart look like? Who
demonstrates an attitude of gratitude? Our Fall
New Office Hours and New Email stewardship campaign will look at these questions. No matter where we
are in our relationship with Jesus, we can GROW. Let us each
Beginning October 8 prayerfully consider what God has done in our lives, and how we want
to give thanks. As a church, the Lord can take our combined efforts, and
The office hours at Aldersgate Church are changing on do more than we can imagine. TOGETHER, we can do all things, through
Monday, October 8th. New office hours are 10:00am to Christ! Commitment Sunday is All Saints Sunday, November 4.
3:00pm, Monday through Friday. On an interim basis,
Randy Gardner will be serving as Church Administra- Annual Charge Conference
tor. All correspondence with the Church Administrator Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00pm
should be sent to info@cvaumc.org. It’s that time of year again! The Charge Conference will meet on
Tuesday evening, at 7:00pm in the Choir Room.
Staff Openings at Aldersgate Church
Church Administrator needed -
On behalf of Aldersgate’s Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), we
share our church administrator, Amy O’Brien, was recently offered an
opportunity for a career change. Amy feels led by God to accept that
For Our Youngest Friends opportunity, and so her last day was Friday, October 5, 2018. We deeply
appreciate Amy’s service to our church for the past 11 years; and as she
and Their Parents leaves us, we send our prayers, gratitude, love, and good wishes with her
A professionally staffed nursery is available for children birth through and her daughter, Erin. If you are interested or know someone that may
age three during all services and Sunday School on the lower level. An be interested in learning more about the position please contact Greg
usher will be happy to direct you. Additionally, a Parent Room is Brown, (434) 327-8763 or gabrown2926@gmail.com or any member of
available in the Parlor adjacent to the Sanctuary, for viewing and hearing the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC).
all services. Please ask an usher to show you the way. All restrooms are
equipped with changing tables.
Kitchen Coordinator needed -
Sunday Children's Worship Elizabeth Peterson has served as our Kitchen Coordinator for the past
three years and her time as coordinator ended September 30, 2018. Her
During 9am and 11am Services time, energy and dedication to the position is appreciated and we thank
Calling all children! Sunday September 9, children 3 years old through 5 th her for all she has done! Please join us today during Sip N Chat to thank
grade are invited to come and be a part of our new Children's Worship Elizabeth for her hard work over the last three years.
time downstairs following the Children's Message. There they will have
opportunities to encounter God through scripture, music, prayers, and If you are interested in the Sip N Chat - Kitchen Coordinator position or
other meaningful and fun ways. Elementary-age children will return to have questions, contact Greg Brown (434) 327-8763 or
the sanctuary and gather with the congregation for the benediction each gabrown2926@gmail.com or any member of SPRC.
week. At 9:00am, Pre-Schoolers move to their 10:10am Sunday School
room. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Julie Nitzsche.

Children's Sunday School UMM Flower Bulb Sale

Sunday School, a time of bible discovery with friends, invites all children The United Methodist Men’s group will be conducting a sale of iris roots,
to come and learn at 10:10am. Lynn Bremer leads the elementary class glads, and jonquils bulbs in the Reed Room on Saturday, November 3 rd,
(Room 106) and Sherry Bryant leads our all new Preschool/Kindergarten 9am-4pm, and Sunday, November 4th following the 11am service until
class (Room 110). Classrooms are found in the Education Wing. 2pm. We also invite other church members to donate any extra plants or
bulbs from their own source to this sale. The profits from this sale will
continue to support the men’s group of many church building
improvements. Come let’s find homes for these excess plants.
Adult Bible Study Opportunity
Beginning Sunday, October 14, the Faith Walk Adult Class that meets in
Joyful Noise Singers
the Fellowship Hall at 10:00am on Sunday morning will begin a new Children (grades 1-6) are invited to gather in the Sanctuary from 12:15-
study of the book of Isaiah. Using the Genesis to Revelation series, each 12:30am (by the organ after 11:00am service) with Rafael. This will be a
lesson asks three main questions: time for the children to learn more about music and rehearse for
upcoming opportunities to sing in worship as they glorify God. Contact
1. What does this passage say? In other words, let's get the facts Rafael at rafaelscarfullery@cvaumc.org.
2. What does the passage mean? How did the first hearers understand
the passage in their time? Children's Ministry is growing!!
3. What might the passage mean to me, in my life, here, today? How Help is needed to fulfill our calling in the lives of our parish
can I live this passage? children. Adult “helpers” are needed during the 9:00am Children's
Worship Time and during the 10:00am Children's Sunday School time,
The lesson, then, moves from information in/about the passage to usually just once a month. Please contact Pastor Julie Nitzsche at
questions of personal discipleship. You are invited! julienitzsche@cvaumc.org to get more information.

Join Us!
Save the Date! Children’s Nativity
Young Adult Small Group All children and youth are invited to participate in our Children's
TODAY at 10:10am in the Hospitality Room Nativity, "ON THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM", which will be held on
Are you a young professional or parent seeking to connect with others? Saturday, December 15th. If you have a younger child (age 4 through
We invite you to a set-apart time of fellowship, encouragement, and 2nd grade,) please contact MaryAnne Thornton or Pastor Julie and let
spiritual growth. We have begun a video series entitled “The Circle them know. The next practice for older children will be on Monday,
Maker” during the Sunday School hour (10:10-10:50am). We meet in the October 22 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Reed Room. Please contact Pastor
Hospitality Room on the lower level, and all materials are provided. You Julie for more information at julienitzsche@cvaumc.org.
don’t need to do anything other than show up and enjoy.

It’s the relationship secret Save the Date!

that’s hidden in plain sight ... Parent's Night Out
Sunday evenings, 5PM, Choir Room December 7 from 5:00-8pm.
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, award winning and New York Times Bestselling Maximum of 25 Children
author of Love & Respect and former pastor, presents his Love and
Respect conference on DVD with discussion to follow, each session
lasting about 1 ½ hours. For more information, contact Chris Fuss 434-
466-5721 or preacherfuss@gmail.com.
Sisters in Scripture
The Sisters in Scripture Sunday School Class (Room 211) has a small
group DVD bible study, Twelve Women of the Bible. Lysa TerKuerst, Elisa
Morgan, Jeanne Stevens and other leaders look at the spiritual lessons
Youth Sunday School learned from twelve biblical women and what they mean for your life
Each Sunday — 10:10 AM – 10:50 AM today. All ladies are invited to join us each Sunday morning, 10:10am-
Youth Room - 105 10:50am. Send any questions to Ann Brown at info@cvaumc.org.
Youth Sunday School- Every Sunday Youth Sunday School meets in the
Youth Room from 10:10–10:50am. This is open to all 6th - 12th graders.
Questions? contact Ms. Rebecca, wagnerwimps@yahoo.com

Aldersgate Church is Seeking a Director for the

Sip and Chat Host Needed
We kindly request Sip and Chat hosts for Sundays, October 28,
Aldersgate Youth Praise Band November 4 and December 30th. An information table is set
The Aldersgate Youth Praise Band ministry is seeking an adult Christian to
support and direct youth volunteers in expressing a contagious love of Jesus up in the Reed Room. Please consider signing up for this
through music and worship. The director will assist the band in rehearsals and important ministry!
in preparations for leading worship at Aldersgate Church. The Youth Praise
Band leads music during worship periodically throughout the year. If you
would like to explore this volunteer opportunity please email info@cvaumc.org
or contact Pastor Rob Robertson at 973-5806.
You are Invited
to Tuesday
Wreath Youth Group Fundraising Event
Help support our youth and join in the spirit of the holidays by participating in Morning Study
our Christmas wreath fundraising event. The proceeds will support our youth
in ministry, fellowship and in mission. The funds our youth raise will go
and Fellowship
towards reducing the out of pocket expense for youth and at Aldersgate
their families to attend youth ministry events including
our annual Virginia Conference Retreats, District Retreat Church
and for some, your purchase will support their efforts to
go into the mission field this summer with the Application "Struggles in Faith: A Study of 1 Samuel" is a seven-week study has
Service Project. Our youth will be selling wreaths begun on Tuesday mornings at 10am in the Choir Room. We will meet
individually or you may purchase wreaths at the table in for approximately 1-1/4 hour each session.
the Reed Room Sunday, October 7, 14 and 21. We accept cash, checks,
MasterCard, and Visa.
NOTE: If you are interested in having a wreath delivered to someone special out of
town for the holidays, we can assist you with that special delivery at no extra Reading Plan - October 16: Chapters 17-19
charge. Contact Carolyn Robertson, Youth Ministry Coordinator November 6: Chapters 20 - 27
carolynrobertson@cvaumc.org OR stop by the Reed Room for more information and November 13: Chapters 28-31
to see our beautiful wreath offered this year!
Calling All Painters! NEX-GEN Virginia Conference
Youth Fall Retreats
The Board of Trustees is seeking persons to assist with several interior Aldersgate youth are encouraged to attend the annual Virginia Conference
painting projects that will be beginning soon at Aldersgate Church. Some Youth Retreat Weekends. This is a fun weekend of activities, music, over 2
experience is preferred. If you might be able to assist for a few hours or night and 2 days.

for a couple of days or would like additional information, please contact Middle School Retreat Details (Grade 6th – 8th Only)
Ed Ansell of the Board of Trustees at (434) 973-9630. Thank you! Retreat Weekend will be Friday, November 9 til Sunday November 11
Middle School Full Price and final date for Weekend Retreat with $145.00
payment by TODAY!
Do you sew? High School Retreat Details (Grades 9th – 12th Only)
Retreat Weekend will be Friday, November 30 til Sunday, December 2
Do you own a sewing machine? Do you have a drawer High School Full Price and the final date to reserve a spot for the Weekend
or closet or tubby full of fabric? We need you! The Retreat with $145.00 payment by Sunday, November 11th. Registration and
Living Nativity ministry needs more costumes, and we Refunds will follow the Virginia Conference Policy. If you should have any
questions about this retreat, contact Carolyn Robertson at
are in need of folks to help make them. Patterns and
fabric will be provided, and they range from very easy
to mildly intricate. Please join us. We have something Youth Group 2018-2019 School Year
for everyone who is creative and wants to be part of this wonderful Youth group will begin their regularly scheduled
ministry. Call, text, or email Kathleen Vogel at evening meetings TODAY
kathleen.morse.vogel@gmail.com or (845) 896-9813. • High School Meets from 5:00pm—6:15pm
• Youth Group combined Dinner at 6:15pm—6:45pm
• Middle School Meets from 6:45pm—8:00pm
• For questions or additional information contact Youth Coordinator:
All Saints Sunday Carolyn Robertson carolynrobertson@cvaumc.org

We remember the Saints Confirmation Information Luncheon

On All Saints Sunday, November 4, we will remember the members of for Youth & Parents
Aldersgate who have died since November 1, 2017. In addition, if you On November 18, 2018, at 12:15pm, youth and their parents are invited to
have a friend or family member you would like to remember in the All attend an information luncheon regarding the confirmation program at
Saints Sunday bulletin, please write the name on the tear-off flap of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Confirmation is a series of classes that
help youth currently in the sixth grade or higher explore their faith and discern
Worship Bulletin or email aldersgate@cvaumc.org. All names are due by whether they are ready to make a profession of faith in Jesus Christ! During
9am on Tuesday, October 30. confirmation classes, confirmands learn about the meaning of Christian faith,
the history and teaching of the United Methodist Church, an explanation of the
sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, and the membership vows of
the church. Contact Carolyn Robertson carolynrobertson@cvaumc.org.
Acolyte Exploration for
Middle and High School Youth
Lunch Will Be Provided
Date November 3, 12:15pm-3:00pm
If you are currently interested in serving as an acolyte, please plan to TRUNK OR TREAT 2018!
attend this information session if you have previously been an acolyte at
Join us Saturday, October 20 from 3:00 to 6:00pm (Rain Date: Oct. 21 st)
Aldersgate and are interested in reconnecting in this ministry, contact
in the parking lots for Trunk or Treat 2018!! This is a FREE community
Carolyn Robertson carolynrobertson@cvaumc.org.
event that will feature: trunks, candy, food, live music, first responders,
train rides, games, bounce house, crafts and a petting zoo!!
Mission Opportunity - Summer 2019 We are expecting between 1,500 to 2,000 people this year and we will
need your help making this a successful event! It is a great opportunity
with the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) to serve and connect with our community! Please consider hosting a
Dates: June 30 through July 6 trunk and donating the following items: hotdogs & buns, chips and
LOADS OF CANDY!! There are tons of volunteer opportunities so head
Who: Youth Ages 14 and up over to the Reed Room after service today to sign-up!! Questions? Email
Those youth and adults who are interested and are feeling called to Ashley Thornton at webmaster@cvaumc.org
attend this incredible, and often life changing week of ministry OR for
more information please contact Carolyn Robertson at Volunteer Opportunities: We need volunteers for the following: Bounce
carolynrobertson@cvaumc.org by October 21. House, Crafts Station, Petting Zoo, Popcorn Station, Greeters and Lower
Entry Monitor.
Host Trucks Needed: We are 12 trunks away from our 25 trunk goal!
Volunteers for Sunday Night Food Donations: We still need the following amount:
Youth Dinner Hot Dogs and Buns: 886 Chip Bags 1,050 and Candy Bags 74.
Our Youth Group for 2018-2019 is in full swing and each Sunday night, Living Nativity Needs You!
the Middle School and High School youth join for a time of fellowship Are you looking for a way to serve that will be fun and limited in time
over a meal from 6:15pm-6:45pm. Youth Group is seeking adult commitment? Last year the Living Nativity had over 300 guests come and
volunteers, Sunday School Classes or other adult small groups in the watch the story of the birth of Christ. We will present the Living Nativity on
church who would be willing to volunteer to assist with our Sunday Friday December 21 in the parking lot at 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:00pm. The
Night Youth Group Dinner. We would ask that the night you volunteer, rain date is Saturday December 22. We are looking for a Living Nativity Crew,
you would help prepare or pick up our meal, set up food for buffet style which would include actors; media coverage; costume care helpers; set up and
serving, join us for dinner and fellowship and help us with cleaning breakdown of the manger; traffic and restroom security; parking attendants;
up. If you can serve the youth in this area for one meal this year, please sheep stall construction; clean up help after the last performance of the
see the available dates in the Reed Room (meal stipend monies are parking lot and Reed Room; and a meal providers for the working crew. There
available to support this ministry). For more information, contact will be a meeting on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00pm in the Reed Room.
Contact: Mike Thornton mikethornton100@gmail.com or MaryAnne Thornton
Carolyn Robertson, Youth Coordinator.

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